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    In article <3F01D0D8.C3F8A97D@edmar-co.com>,
    Adriano <adriano@edmar-co.com> writes:

    Interesting. SIMBAD doesn't show any name for this galaxy, and I've
    never heard it referred to by any name. Neither fact may mean very
    much, though. The galaxy doesn't look much like a needle to me, at
    least from the images. Anybody care to describe its visual
    appearance?

    I like David Knisely's suggestion "Berenice's Needle," or at least
    Berenice's (something). NGC 891 is a similar edge-on galaxy.

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    Default PHOTO OF THE WEEK The No-Name Galaxy

    Personally, I'm going to start calling 4565 "Berenice's hair clip...
    never heard that term before, and I like it...save "the Needle"
    for...... NGC-100....supposedly the thinnest galaxy in the Universe.
    (although I'll probably get ragged for that one).
    FWIW<
    Clear Skies,
    Tom Whiting




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    Default PHOTO OF THE WEEK The No-Name Galaxy

    I always heard NGC 4565 as "Berenice's hairpin" ... which makes a little more
    sense. It's more of a pin than a clip.

    Mojo
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    Default PHOTO OF THE WEEK The No-Name Galaxy

    Morris Jones wrote:
    That seems incongrous with the appearance of the galaxy; to me
    "hairpin" suggests something U-shaped, as in a "hairpin turn".

    --Odysseus

 

 

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